2590 Capital Avenue SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 965-3201
Fax: (269) 965-1639
If you love reading then the Helen Warner Library will prove to be your heaven. This local library is stocked with a variety of books belonging to numerous generes. Whether you wish to explore the depths of fiction, treat yourself with travel-related stories, get aquanited with local history or learn fascinating aspects of nature, the Helen Warner Library has all the material one would need to satiate a voracious reader's appetite. In addition, the library has many books for children and they have a variety of programs that can be attended individually or as a family. For the tech savvy reader, the Helen Warner Library also provides ebooks.
The Willard Beach is a wonderful beach where families and friends can appreciate the beauty of the majestic Goguac Lake while basking in golden sunlight. The beach has an admission price and it is open for vehicles only during summers. The shoreline is endowed with white, soft sand while the green waters of the lake make a postcard perfect setting. Play a friendly game of volleyball or help kids with their sand castles, families have plenty to explore at the Willard Beach. The lake is open for swimming but at your own risk. There is a park adjoining the beach which is perfect for picnics, bike trails and barbecue parties.
Occupying a large area of land around the Riverside Elementary School, the Riverside Park is a place where local kids come to enjoy a good game of baseball, soccer and many more sports. The park has a well laid walking path which is best for runners and joggers, and also has a play area which keeps the little ones busy. Riverside Park offers ample of spots for convenient parking so that you can enjoy your jog without having to worry about the vehicle.
The Binder Park Zoo was founded in 1977 near Battle Creek, Michigan. It is spread over 433 acres (175 hectares) and is one of the largest zoos in the state. It is home to numerous plants and animals which also includes a section called Wild Africa. It is an esteemed member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The other facilities available here are trains, trams, and a Wild Discovery Theatre.
The resting place of legends like Sojourner Truth, W.K. Kellogg, Bill Knapp, C.W. Post and many more, the Oak Hill Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries of Battle Creek. The cemetery is visited by many curious travellers for the majestic trees that are spread across its length and breadth, and the interesting monuments that dot its interior. The place is impeccably maintained, and the staff is always ready to shed light on the existence of the cemetery.
The Kellogg's Company is the supplier of favorite cereal and other quick-fix breakfast foods. Some such foods which Kellogg's popularized are toaster pastries, which are a kind instant pastry which can be heated using a toaster, cookies, frozen waffles, which can be stored and heated up later to eat, bars which have the same constituents as cereals, snacks which are fruit-flavored or vegetarian in nature. The company now sells its products in more than 180 countries. It is at this center at Battle Creek where the company found its genesis when Will Keith Kellogg and his brother John Harvey Kellogg decided to create ready-to-eat cereal.
Monument Park, located on Division Street, was established in 1917 in honor of C.W. Post, one of the most prominent citizens of Battle Creek. In 1997, a monument dedicated to Sojourner Truth, designed by Tina Allen was unveiled in the park. Depicting Truth at one of her speeches, this statue serves as a constant reminder of the great lady's achievements. Admission in the park is free of charge.
Located in Monument Park, the Sojourner Truth Monument is dedicated to Sojourner Truth who was an African American activist who fought for women's rights and abolitionism. She was the first ever African American woman to win a case against a white man in the court of law and was also instrumental in recruiting African American troops for the Union Army during the Civil War. The monument which graces the park is 12 foot (3.66 meters) high and was sculpted by the internationally renowned sculptor Tina Allen.
Full Blast is a family entertainment and recreation center located in the downtown area of the city of Battle Creek. It has a fitness center where you can work with professional trainers to become a fitter individual, a Sports Forum which hosts many sports programs like floor hockey, indoor soccer, softball, volleyball and more, and a water park where you can enjoy several exciting water related rides in both indoor and outdoor facilities during the summer months. For more information, log on to their website.
Located in the Full Blast recreational facility, the Flash Flood Water Park has both indoor and outdoor water facilities which are perfect for a fun day out with the family. Special discounts are available if you opt for a seasonal pass. Additional discounts are available for passes for a family of four. The park is open through the summer months between Memorial day and Labor Day. Aside from water attractions, the place also has a trampoline for you to bounce on, and inflatable jungle and slide for kids to play in, a concessions and gift store where you can make useful purchases and many more facilities just waiting to be explored.
This Kellogg Arena couples big-city amenities with small-town hospitality. The 30,000 square-foot space comes with a personalized staff, a fully equipped kitchen, a convention booth, stands, sports courts, circles and mats. Climate control, a 600-amp, three-phase power system, a high fidelity sound system and a theatrical curtaining system make it a great venue for high-adrenaline sporting action, dramas and plays. Up to 8500 people can be seated in the arena, and 6000 seats can be made reserved seating depending on the event of the day. Look up the website for the schedule - car shows, gymnastic performances, circuses and dance troupes are some of the features.
The Rink, located in Battle Creek is, as indicated by the name, an ice skating rink. You can come here to skate on a day when there are no scheduled events. Programs which take place here include figure skating, ice hockey and more. The arena seats as many as 1000 spectators. Four dressing rooms and skate sharpening devices are also available here. For more information on upcoming events, check out the notes section of their Facebook page.